You can keep up to date with all the latest news from Blind Low Vision NZ and what’s going on in the blindness community. There are a lot of ways that you can learn about what’s happening. You can tap into some or all of the communications listed here.

Kōrero newsletter for clients

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Kōrero is a dedicated newsletter for clients. We share stories of people living beyond vision loss and find out more about how people are using our services to support living the life they want.

Available on TIS menu 3411, online below and via email.

Contact us to update your email address.

Technology podcast

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Thomas Bryan, Blind Low Vision NZ’s technology advisor, hosted our first technology podcast episode focused on sharing information and tips in the accessible tech space.

Blind Low Vision NZ Podcast

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Blind Low Vision NZ Podcast is dedicated to New Zealanders who are blind or have low vision. Until 2021, it was a bi-annual magazine containing the latest news and updates for the blindness community. It is now a podcast, presented and produced by Sam Smith. If you have a story about vision loss, or anything related to it, email and get in touch with Sam.

Seeing You Through

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Coming to terms with sight difficulties can be hard, whether it affects you, whanau or a friend. You might be wondering how life will change, how you or your loved one will get around independently and safely, access information and continue with everyday life.

Seeing You Through, our latest client services brochure, is a handy resource that provides information about how Blind Low Vision NZ can help those who are experiencing sight loss and their loved ones.

Telephone Information Service

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Blind Low Vision NZ’s Telephone information service (TIS) offers recorded bulletins for people to listen to using their touch-tone telephone. They can choose favourites using the special functions menu and to access local information.

Insight Newsletter

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Read the extraordinary stories from some of the people who have been helped by your kindness. This edition of Insight is a testament to what your support can do.

Community Impact Report

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Our Community Impact Report takes a look at our achievements over the past financial year, in the context of our strategic priorities. Find out about how we made a difference and read about some of the amazing people we have helped who are blind, deafblind or have low vision.

You can view a PDF or a word document version of the Community Impact Report below, the remaining alternative formats will be added shortly, to request an additional format to be sent to you when published, please email

Past Editions

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Here you will find editions of Outlook and Blind Low Vision NZ News from the previous 12 months.